Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 123 100
Rank change year-on-year +24 -23 -18
Contract jobs citing SCCM 113 111 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.98% 1.60% 1.90%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.83% 16.87% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 79 87
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +20.69% +7.41%
10th Percentile £119 £173 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £498
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 26
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £14.52 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.02% +21.00% -41.46%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £17.44 £34.38
England median hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -19.44% +16.13% -8.82%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 600 658 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.49% 9.49% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 399 373
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.89% +19.34%
10th Percentile £259 £195 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 30
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £19.62 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +63.46% -35.14%
10th Percentile £11.11 £12.36 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £43.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.99% +3.65% +2.56%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 62 £338 +3.85% 8
Cheshire +18 30 £300 -34.78% 1
Merseyside +12 13 £325 -35.00% 2
Lancashire +9 2 £288 -32.35%
Cumbria -3 2 £225 -10.00%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 85 (75.22%) Windows
2 65 (57.52%) Microsoft
3 58 (51.33%) Active Directory
4 36 (31.86%) ITIL
5 33 (29.20%) Office 365
6 32 (28.32%) Windows 10
7 30 (26.55%) Windows Server
8 28 (24.78%) Windows 7
9 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
9 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Office
9 27 (23.89%) Citrix
10 26 (23.01%) SC Cleared
11 25 (22.12%) VMware
12 24 (21.24%) DNS
13 21 (18.58%) DHCP
13 21 (18.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (15.04%) WSUS
15 16 (14.16%) MS Exchange
16 15 (13.27%) Service Management
17 14 (12.39%) Cisco
17 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 13 (11.50%) Blackberry
19 12 (10.62%) Migration
19 12 (10.62%) SCOM
20 11 (9.73%) XenApp
20 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
20 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
21 10 (8.85%) Project Management
21 10 (8.85%) Management Information System

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.19%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.65%) Site Server
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (23.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (29.20%) Office 365
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.24%) DNS
2 21 (18.58%) DHCP
3 7 (6.19%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (5.31%) LAN
4 6 (5.31%) VLAN
5 5 (4.42%) Firewall
5 5 (4.42%) SAN
5 5 (4.42%) Skype
6 4 (3.54%) VoIP
7 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.77%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.77%) HSRP
8 2 (1.77%) Junos
8 2 (1.77%) LLU
8 2 (1.77%) MPLS
8 2 (1.77%) MRTG
8 2 (1.77%) NAS
8 2 (1.77%) OSPF
8 2 (1.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) MSI
2 2 (1.77%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 4 (3.54%) Local Government
3 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Desktop Support
2 14 (12.39%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (9.73%) Architect
3 11 (9.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.73%) Technical Architect
4 10 (8.85%) Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (7.96%) Applications Packager
5 9 (7.96%) SCCM Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) Technical Support
7 7 (6.19%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 7 (6.19%) Consultant
7 7 (6.19%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.42%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Blackberry
2 10 (8.85%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.19%) CMDB
3 7 (6.19%) Public Cloud
4 6 (5.31%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.77%) Life Science
6 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.77%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) iPhone
7 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 85 (75.22%) Windows
2 32 (28.32%) Windows 10
3 30 (26.55%) Windows Server
4 28 (24.78%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.96%) Apple iOS
7 7 (6.19%) Android
8 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.54%) Linux
9 4 (3.54%) SUSE
10 2 (1.77%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.77%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.86%) ITIL
2 15 (13.27%) Service Management
3 12 (10.62%) Migration
4 10 (8.85%) Project Management
5 9 (7.96%) Configuration Management
6 8 (7.08%) Application Virtualisation
6 8 (7.08%) Incident Management
6 8 (7.08%) Patch Management
6 8 (7.08%) Task Automation
6 8 (7.08%) Time Management
7 7 (6.19%) Break/Fix
7 7 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (6.19%) Line Management
8 6 (5.31%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.42%) Application Packaging
9 5 (4.42%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.42%) Network Management
9 5 (4.42%) Software Distribution
9 5 (4.42%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.19%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) VBScript
4 2 (1.77%) Perl
4 2 (1.77%) PHP
4 2 (1.77%) Python
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (23.01%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.08%) MCSA
5 6 (5.31%) Degree
6 5 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.65%) ACSP
7 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.65%) HP AIS
7 3 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.65%) MCITP
7 3 (2.65%) MCSE
7 3 (2.65%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.77%) CCDP
8 2 (1.77%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) SLA
2 5 (4.42%) COBIT
3 3 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (51.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (9.73%) XenApp
4 8 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (5.31%) vSphere
5 6 (5.31%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.77%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.77%) XenServer
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (15.04%) WSUS
2 12 (10.62%) SCOM
3 7 (6.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (3.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (3.54%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.65%) ThinApp
6 2 (1.77%) Cacti
6 2 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) Nagios
6 2 (1.77%) OpenNMS
6 2 (1.77%) Puppet
6 2 (1.77%) RANCID
7 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.88%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 65 (57.52%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.89%) Citrix
3 25 (22.12%) VMware
4 14 (12.39%) Cisco
5 9 (7.96%) Apple
6 8 (7.08%) HP
7 7 (6.19%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.31%) AppSense
9 5 (4.42%) Altiris
9 5 (4.42%) IronPort
10 4 (3.54%) Clearswift
10 4 (3.54%) Lumension
10 4 (3.54%) McAfee
10 4 (3.54%) Micro Focus
10 4 (3.54%) MobileIron
10 4 (3.54%) NetApp
11 3 (2.65%) Sophos
11 3 (2.65%) Veeam
11 3 (2.65%) Wyse
12 2 (1.77%) Foundry